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Three Players Scheduled to Visit Redskins
- Updated: March 11, 2015
Three Players Scheduled to Visit Redskins
The Washington Redskins got off to what some may view as a slow start to free agency this year. In years past the Redskins were among the teams ready to strike with a splash move the moment free-agency began. These Redskins, headed by Scot McCloughan, are taking a different approach. The team signed Stephen Paea on day 1, but Paea is far from a splash signing, more like a blue-collar guy who carries the lunch-pale to work everyday.
In day 2 Redskins fans can expect much of the same, except there are three players scheduled to visit Redskins Park now. Don’t expect the Redskins to over-pay any of the players they meet with as Scot McCloughan is searching for players with great talent who can contribute, as well as affordable contracts.
The following players will be visiting the Redskins according to various reports:
– Perrish Cox, Cornerback (6-0, 190 lbs) 49ers – The former San Francisco 49ers cornerback is set to visit the Redskins on Wednesday. Cox had five interceptions while starting 14 games games last year, but only managed one interception the four prior seasons. Some may remember Cox was involved in a rape/assault case in 2010/2011, he was eventually found not guilty.
Cox, 28, is coming off a career year with the San Francisco 49ers, collecting five interceptions and 17 passes defensed to go along with 53 tackles. In his rookie season, Cox had a career-best 58 tackles and logged his first-career interception and forced two fumbles.
They’ve been lurking in the cornerback market, and now the #Redskins get a visit from a talented one: Perrish Cox on the way tomorrow.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 11, 2015
– Terrance Knighton, Defensive Tackle (6-3, 335 lbs) Broncos – The Washington Redskins will host Terrance “Pot Roast” Knighton on Wednesday, according to Chris Russell of ESPN 980. The former Denver Broncos defensive tackle was a player of interest early in the “tampering period” for the Redskins, but talks cooled off. Knighton is best friends with current Redskins defensive tackle Chris Baker. In six seasons, two in Denver and four in Jacksonville, Knighton has 201 combined tackles, 70 assisted, to go along with 12.5 sacks, 2 interceptions and 3 forced fumbles.
At 6-3, 335 pounds Knighton, 28, would be just what the Redskins need….size and power in the middle of their defensive line at nose tackle. Hopefully Knighton isn’t looking to break the bank, he reportedly said earlier yesterday that two teams, the Broncos and Raiders, were out of the bidding to sign him because their offer “wasn’t what he was looking for”.
– Brandon Browner, Cornerback (6-4, 221 lbs) Patriots – Browner almost signed with the Redskins last year before signing a deal with the New England Patriots. Browner, 30, helped the Patriots win the Super Bowl in 2014 after being on the Super Bowl winning roster of the Seahawks in 2013. At the age of 30 Browner has only been in the NFL for 6 seasons having come from the CFL. He has connections to Scot McCloughan’s days in Seattle. At 6-4 Browner has the size to deal with bigger receivers like Dez Bryant, and would fill a need the Redskins have as their secondary is still a work in progress. Browner also has a history with the league involving performance enhancing drugs. Browner didn’t play the first four games of 2014 because of missing scheduled drug tests for the NFL drug program he is in. It’s unknown exactly when Browner will arrive at Redskins Park, reports are saying it will be sometime this week.
Former Patriots CB Brandon Browner is in New Orleans visiting Saints. Also scheduled to visit Redskins next.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2015